Twilight and Moonlight Paddle

Experience the magic of a true desert sunset and the serene beauty of a nighttime kayak adventure with our Twilight and Moonlight Paddle. This exceptional evening kayak trip to Emerald Cave offers a unique way to explore the Black Canyon, experience the tranquility of paddling under the stars promises an unforgettable experience.

  • 3 to 4 hour kayak tour

  • launch from willow beach, AZ

  • kayaking equipment, snacks and a professional guide provided

  • experience a desert sunset, historic sites, and a private beach

  • take emerald cave photos

  • 4 mile roundtrip paddle

  • opportunity to spot nocturnal desert wildlife

The best time for unforgettable views is the 3 days before, during, or after a full moon providing for a well lit kayaking adventure. However, you don't need a full moon, or any moon at all to have an awesome experience with us.

An Evening to Remember

As the day transitions into night, the desert landscape undergoes a stunning transformation. The Twilight and Moonlight Paddle begins in the late afternoon, just as the sun starts to dip toward the horizon. Paddlers will launch from Kayak Beach near Willow Beach Marina, a picturesque spot that sets the tone for the exciting journey ahead.

With excellent kayaking equipment provided, you’ll glide smoothly over the calm waters of the Black Canyon on the Colorado River. As the sun sets, the sky fills with vibrant hues of orange, pink, and purple, casting a mesmerizing glow over the canyon walls. This is the perfect time to soak in the serene atmosphere and fantastic photo opportunities, appreciating the mind-blowing views.

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Exploring the black canyon

The Black Canyon is rich in history and natural beauty. As you paddle through the twilight, your professional guide will share fascinating stories and insights about the area’s historical sites. From ancient Native American petroglyphs to remnants of early explorers, the canyon is a treasure trove of cultural heritage and scenic views.

After the sun has set and the sky darkens, the true magic of the moonlit paddle begins. If you’re lucky enough to join us during the three days before, during, or after a full moon, the canyon will be bathed in a soft, ethereal light. However, even without the full moon, the experience remains enchanting. The starry sky and the gentle lapping of the water create a peaceful and almost otherworldly ambiance, making it a special night.

Emerald Cave At Night

One of the highlights of this desert experience is undoubtedly the visit to Emerald Cave. This natural wonder, with its glowing green waters, is even more spectacular under the moonlight. The cave’s tranquil setting provides a perfect backdrop for a quiet moment of reflection or a memorable photo opportunity, offering an amazing opportunity for a special experience.

Private Beach Relaxation

Midway through the journey, you’ll have the chance to relax on a private beach. Here, you can enjoy the snacks provided, stretch your legs, and perhaps even take a dip in the refreshing, cool waters of the Colorado River. The beach stop offers a peaceful chance to fully appreciate the beautiful views of the Black Canyon.

Wildlife Encounters On The Colorado River

As the night falls on the Colorado River near Willow Beach, the desert comes alive with nocturnal wildlife. Keep an eye out for amazing desert wildlife such as bats, owls, and various mammals that emerge after dark. Your experienced guide will help you spot and identify the incredible wildlife, adding an exciting dimension to your kayaking excursion.

Moonlight Paddle Preparation

The Twilight and Moonlight Paddle is an adventure that requires minimal preparation, thanks to our comprehensive service. We provide all necessary kayaking equipment, including high-quality kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation devices. Head lights are also provided for navigating after dark. Snacks are included to keep you energized throughout the journey.

While the full moon provides the best lighting for the paddle, this tour is available throughout the month. Regardless of the lunar phase, the experience promises to be an awesome adventure, filled with unforgettable views and moments. To ensure you make the most of your trip, we recommend advance booking, especially during peak times when the full moon enhances the experience. Our tour3-7s are designed for small groups, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience.

Experience the Magic of the Twilight and Moonlight Paddle in Black Canyon

The Twilight and Moonlight Paddle offers a unique and unforgettable way to experience the Black Canyon. Combining the beauty of a desert sunset with the tranquility of moonlit waters, this kayak tour provides a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural wonder. Whether you’re looking to explore historical sites, enjoy scenic overlooks, or spot nocturnal wildlife, this evening paddle promises an amazing kayaking experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.Join us for an incredible experience on the Colorado River, just a short drive from Las Vegas. Book your Twilight and Moonlight Paddle today and embark on a journey that captures the magic and mystery of the desert night. With the opportunity to see spectacular views, appreciate the amazing desert wildlife, and paddle under a starry sky, this is an adventure you don’t want to miss.

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Mojave Adventure Kayaking LLC